Scania’s autonomous concept bus NXT, a vehicle planned for multiple uses such as public transportation and garbage collection, is built with carbon fiber parts provided by Marstrom Composite.
As cities become more congested and environmental concerns mount, the need for mass transport vehicles producing lower emissions becomes more important. Scania’s NXT, an electric battery-powered, autonomous urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to move from carrying commuters to and from work and delivering packages all day to collecting garbage at night. NXT can connect front and rear drive modules to a bus module, a distribution truck module or a sweeper. “This is something new, something very different. Yet flexible design and modularised units lie very much at the core of Scania,” said Robert Sjödin, NXT project manager.